Biography of the Late Madam Dzifa Attivor
Information confirmed suggests that former Minister of Transport Dzifa Aku Attivor has died.
She died at 65.
Family sources revealed that Madam Attivor had been battling an undisclosed illness for a while until she gave up the ghost in the early hours of Tuesday, November 16th.
She died at the University of Ghana Medical Centre.
Funeral arrangements will be announced soon, the source added.
Madam Dzifa Aku Attivor was born on 22 February 1956. She started her basic education at the Evangelical Presbyterian Primary School at Abutia-Teti between 1960 and 1970.
Her secondary education was at the Kpedze Secondary School and the Peki Secondary School, both in the Volta Region of Ghana between 1970 and 1975. She then trained at the Government Secretarial School qualifying as a Stenographer Secretary in 1981.
She was married to late Raphael Napoleon Kwaku Attivor, who passed away in 2019. They had three children.
Before her political career, Madam Attivor worked with the Bank of Ghana from 1976 to 2003 as a research clerk and then as a Personal Assistant to three successive Deputy Governors.
She also became the Personal Assistant to the head of treasury in charge of all general office administrative work in the same bank.
She was first appointed into public office by the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills as a Deputy Minister of Transport in his government after she contested the Ho West constituency primaries of the NDC in 2008 but lost to Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah.
She was promoted to Minister of Transport after former president John Dramani Mahama took the reins in 2012.
Madam Dzifa Ativor held this position until 2015 when she resigned due to the infamous bus branding saga.
Madam Dzifa Aku Attivor was accused of financial impropriety in the award of a GH¢3.6 million contract to Smarttys Production in the re-branding of 116 Metro Mass Transit buses that year.
Despite resigning her position, she had expressed fears of being jailed if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) came to power.